From Me To Oprah: 31 Simple Tips & Tricks To Boost Your Nutritional Fitness

As the 2010 Winter Olympics have just come to a close, the American Dietetic Association’s annual National Nutrition Month is finally here. To celebrate NNM’s theme, From the Ground Up, I was inspired to put together a simple list of 31 tips and tricks to help you boost your nutritional fitness this month and beyond. It is my hope that after reading these 31 simple do’s, you’ll be inspired to try one each day for the entire month, or at the very least infuse several of these into your life more often.

Helping Kids Milk Their Diet

We all know that milk provides kids with calcium and vitamin D, important nutrients that help them lay the foundation for healthy bones and teeth. Milk is also an important source of high quality protein, and provides the body with all the essential amino acids it needs to create body… Read More

From Me To Oprah: You Don't Need To Be The Biggest Loser; Small Steps Can Help Prevent Diabetes

On today’s Oprah show, diabetes–a group of metabolic diseases marked by chronic high blood sugar levels– will be the hot topic. While it’s unclear from the promos if a registered dietitian (or even better, an RD who is also a Certified Diabetes Educator) will grace the Oprah stage alongside Dr.… Read More

Never-Ending Snack Attacks: How To Turn Potential Perils Into Perks

An article called “Snack Time Never Ends” appeared this week in the Dining Section of the New York Times. Since I had been preparing a talk called “Feed Your Family Right: How to Choose Healthful Snacks” for parents of children at a local K-8 school, the timing of Jennifer Steinhauer’s… Read More

From Me to Oprah: 8 Secrets For A Healthier Life

As a registered dietitian, certified personal trainer, wife, and mother of two boys, I have always tried to live a good, mostly healthy life. Since this is the second week of a New Year, and many of you are tackling your unhealthy habits (including overeating and underexercising) head on, I… Read More

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From Me to Oprah: What's Your Bikini?

I finally did it…I bought a bikini for the first time in I don’t even know how many years. While I consider myself active and fit (relatively speaking, of course..I can’t climb mountains, or run marathons, but I do sweat when I exercise several times a week), my body is… Read More

Diet Do #5: Get Real About Your Ideal Weight

If you ask anyone if he or she would like to weigh less, chances are the answer would be a resounding “Yes!” Fitting into a favorite pair of jeans, looking better in a bathing suit or in workout clothes, wearing a smaller size, or simply seeing a lower number on… Read More

Diet Do #4: Create Solutions, Not Resolutions

If you’re like most people, the start of a new year makes you think about all the things you want to change about yourself, all those negative habits you want to overcome or healthful habits you want to incorporate into your life to improve your life. The problem is, despite… Read More

Diet Do #3: Fit In Fidgeting

Does the term couch potato apply to you? Would you much rather sit around than be on the move? Are you constantly on the go, moving from one thing to the next like a chicken without a head? Or are you somewhere in between–you like to be active, but you… Read More